Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Luminosity

I've been contemplating the idea of expressing luminosity through fabric for awhile now. Not sure if its mention in The Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr sparked the idea or merely propelled that existing idea forward. Regardless, Barb over at Fun with Barb and Mary got to take a class with Bill Kerr all about luminosity in quilts. She posted some great pictures. If I can't persuade my guild to get Bill Kerr as a speaker/instructor, I might just try to execute a similar exercise to the one Barb documented from the class on my own. I found this via Weeks Ringle's excellent blog Craft Nectar.

Can you tell from the early stages of my Jan Krentz Variable Hunter Star that I'm working through some luminosity issues with this project? Of course, I'm kinda cheating by using Michael Miller's Fairy Frost, which is actually printed with metallic stuff and thus reflects light. But I'm also using matte white and an assortment of grays and blacks to build on the idea.

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1 comment:

laughingmuse said...

I love the luminosity thoughts and the projects you linked to - the quilts get this fantastic three-dimensional feeling.